But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Latest Headlines: - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:00

7 Ways to Resist Temptation

Each one of us have certain sins that are particularly troubling to us. Every Christian faces temptation, and the devil is very good at finding our weakest points and seducing us with them, whether that be sexual sin, sins of anger, jealousy, covetousness, laziness, pride, insecurity, worry, or any...

Read more

Written by Leah Baugh
Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:00

Christ's Strength

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

This little verse gets quoted out of context a lot. It is used to justify bizarre plans and dreams, as well as to suggest that every Christian should be rich and healthy all the time. Not only are such...

Read more

Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:00

Eliminating Spiritual Toxins Featured

Consider a person who exercises fastidiously and holds to a strict diet but also abuses alcohol and drugs. That kind of schizophrenic behavior would raise a lot of questions, and rightly so.

The same goes for Christians who carefully guard their spiritual diet but make no effort to avoid or...

Read more

Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:53

Presuppositional Apologetic’s Links: Third Week of May 2017

image

These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) God is the Ground for Truth

2.) He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer (1972)

3.) Western Law’s Theological Basis

4.) An Atheist Suppressing the Truth

5.) Distur...

Read more

Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:03

Teach Me Thy Way

George Stiekes

Teach me Thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Psalm 27:11

Teach Me Thy Way, O LORD is one of my favorite songs. God’s Word reveals God’s way for our lives. When David was King in Israel, it was the Word of God that directed his kingly...

Read more

Written by George Stiekes
Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:00

Charles Spurgeon’s Joy and Fruitfulness in Ministry, Born Out of Suffering and Sorrow

image

I’m a great fan of Charles Spurgeon, the famous 19th century London preacher. One of my books on Heaven, We Shall See God, contains selected segments from his sermons on Heaven, so about 60% of the book is Spurgeon. I’ve found that most of his richest words can be found in his...

Read more

Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 21 May 2017 16:26

Educational Choice

Radio Transcript for May 22-26 | Don Closson surveys the state of educational choice in America. Even though educational spending is the largest category in every state’s budget, money is not our primary concern. It is the well being of our children.

What does the idea of educational choice...

Read more

Written by Don Closson
Sunday, 21 May 2017 16:03

Be fruitful, multiply—and expect opposition—Exodus 1:8-14

Although being fruitful and multiplying (Exod 1:7) is a good thing, it can also provoke opposition from those who wrongly feel us threatening. Instead of treating Joseph’s benevolent legacy as a blessing for Egypt, a new Pharaoh was about to persecute Joseph’s people. Joseph had great...

Read more

Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 21 May 2017 16:00

Hihyer Eddicashun

imageTrue story:  At a private liberal arts college, four out of 16 students are failing the freshman writing course.  The reasons:  Failure to turn in the assignments on time (sometimes not at all); failure to address instructor’s comments on essay drafts; failure to use a...

Read more

Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:33

Kuyper on Christ’s on Judgement as Kingship

In his 1911 volume which began the trilogy of Pro Rege, Abraham Kuyper reflects on the importance of  Matthew 11:20–30 for our understanding of the kingship of Christ. In that passage, Jesus is denouncing the cities where he worked and preached and then affirms the authority that...

Read more

Written by Simon Kennedy
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:30

05/22/17 Lord of the Nations

READING: 1 Chronicles 16-18, John 7:28-53

“Proclaim His deeds among the peoples.”

1 Chronicles 16:8

I read today’s text, and I am reminded again that the God of the Bible is the God of the nations. He worked through His people so they might be a light to the nations, a witness...

Read more

Written by Chuck Lawless
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:30

The One Who Treads the Waves

image

My adult life consists of constant transition. In the last seven years, I have not lived in the same room or apartment for longer than a year or so. Usually, I move every six months. I have transitioned into multiple jobs, various friend groups, and many strong desires. 

They all come in waves....

Read more

Written by Allyson Todd
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:15

Finally, An Older Brother Worthy of the Honor

image

His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.-- Genesis 37:8

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James- Jude 1a

There is a lot wrapped up in this simple greeting, the...

Read more

Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:05

May 22: The Testimony and Advice (1743)

Psalm 145:10-12 10.  All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and Your godly ones shall bless You. 11.  They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power. 12.  To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.

In...

Read more

Written by archivist
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:01

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Wrong

Josh rides solo again this week, and has a great topic to discuss: Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his religious scientism. // Song of the week: Bulletproof by Citizen Way.

No #aftershow. Don’t expect it every time. It’s like a brownie. Don’t have it with every meal or bad things happen....

Read more

Written by Collective Cast
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

The Explanation For Our Difficulties

…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us… —John 17:21

If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17 . It will explain exactly why you are where you are— because Jesus has...

Read more

Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

Numbers 31; Psalms 75-76; Isaiah 23; 1 John 1

Numbers 31; Psalms 75-76; Isaiah 23; 1 John 1

ONE OF THE IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS of corporate worship is recital, that is, a “re-telling” of the wonderful things that God has done. Hence Psalm 78:2-4: “I will utter hidden things, things from of old — what we have heard and known,...

Read more

Written by Don Carson
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

10 Things that Still Surprise Me about Churches

If you read this blog often, you know I love the local church. That doesn’t mean, though, that the local church never drives me crazy. In fact, here are things that still surprise me about churches after 31 years in ministry:

  1. Many still think the church belongs to them. No, they’d never...

Read more

Written by Chuck Lawless
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

Links For The Church (5/22)

image

Love the One You're With

Commitment to a church may at times feel like an easy-to-dispense relationship. Yet we are called to love those in our church because Jesus calls us to love them. Jon Bloom explains why we should stick with our churches for the long haul. 

Biblical Womanhood Doesn't...

Read more

Written by Staff
Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

Five Ways to Beat Bitterness: #5 - Connect

image

Read the series.

“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen; nobody knows my sorrow.” We all know the song—or at least that much of it—and we all know the feeling.

Oh, it’s true that the losses, disappointments, failures, and wrongs that tend to lead to bitterness are...

Read more

Written by Aaron Blumer
Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:51

Grace for Our Thorns, Burrs, Punches, and Arrows

     Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Cor. 12:9NLT

Heavenly Father, thank you for promising to give us all the grace we need,...

Read more

Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:27

Maybe It’s Time For Some Reverse Creeping Sharia Featured

Indulge me please with this little thought experiment. If Christians wanted to take over the Middle East and turn all Muslim nations there and elsewhere into Christian nations, how might they go about it? What could they do to radically transform the Muslim world and turn it into a Christian one?

It...

Read more

Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:01

Witnessing Wisdom

When we speak only to whom we are sent then we will see dramatic results. Trying to speak to everyone in general and no one in particular is a colossal waste of time and demonstrates poor stewardship.

The post Witnessing Wisdom appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

Authors: Chip Brogden...

Read more

Written by Chip Brogden
Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:00

The Ongoing Struggle Against the Culture to Defend Intrinsic Human Value

image
In the subject post on Stand to Reason's blog, Amy Hall compares the Church's struggle against infant exposure during the Roman era to it's struggle against abortion today. She writes:In the Roman era, ordinary people routinely killed babies by leaving them on trash heaps. Today, ordinary...

Read more

Written by Chase
Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:01

Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, by Tony Reinke

Tony Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You. Crossway, 2017. 224 pgs, $14.99.

 

Back around year 2000, I attended a Christian youth rally that filled an arena full of teens. I remember that one of the speakers expounded in length on the sinfulness of secular pop music and then offered...

Read more

Written by Alex Duke
Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:23

Together forever

Catholic apologists mock the Protestant category of the invisible church. The Catholic alternative is a visible church that's corrupt and chockfull of nominal members, even by Catholic standards.
To speak of the invisible church is not to deny a visible church. Rather, these are overlapping...

Read more

Written by steve
Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:01

Warren B. Smith Suffers Heart Attack on May 21st – Please Pray for Him

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) Now I beseech...

Read more

Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:00

Great fire from heaven.

Never hesitate to use the Law of God as a great fire from heaven, as a terrible whirlwind (see 38:1,2), to show the sinner that though he may consider himself to be rich in this world, he has nothing. Time will strip him of everything he holds dear. The Law lets him hear God’s voice out of...

Read more

Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:00

Slick Answers | Live Q A with Matt Slick Featured

Streamed live on the BTWN Youtube Channel May 14, 2017

So what did you think? Give us your feedback, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/…

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestChristia…

Buy a tee shirt: http://striving...

Read more

Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 21 May 2017 10:38

The Arian Heresy Lives on, in the Church

Pro tip- you can’t teach the Trinity by using the spinner.  If you do, you’re an Arian.

image

Filed under: Heresy and Heretics, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology, Total Depravity

Authors: Jim...

Read more

Written by Jim
Sunday, 21 May 2017 10:10

The Pastor Must Fall On His Sword Before He Wields It

When you think of a pastor and his Bible, you may picture a well-worn Bible sitting on a desk, next to a stack of commentaries, a moleskin journal on top. You may think of the Bible you use in sermon prep, or maybe it’s the Bible you carry onto the platform when you preach.

You think...

Read more

Written by Trevin Wax
Sunday, 21 May 2017 09:40

Christian News Weekly Recap May 15 – 20, 2017

Christian News Weekly Recap May 15 – 20, 2017 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 15, 2017 Statistics Show for Every Christian Convert in UK, 26 Believers Abandon Their Faith Man Was Beheaded By ISIS The Day He Gave His Life To...

Read more

Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 21 May 2017 09:34

Spiritual Warfare: Essential Military Directives

Text: Ephesians 6:10-20

Every Christian, while at peace with God is at war with a hostile, malicious and well organized enemy. So that we do not become casualties of war, God has supplied vital and essential equipment for each of His soldiers. Follow orders and put on the whole armor of God.

Authors:...

Read more

Written by John Samson
Sunday, 21 May 2017 08:37

Scripture Says More Than You Think: Edwards’s Exegesis of Mutual Love

image If you scan the literature, there’s been a recent boom in scholarship on Jonathan Edwards’ doctrine of the Trinity. If there’s something everyone agrees on nowadays is that whatever else Edwards is, he’s a trinitarian. One other takeaway, though, is that his trinitarianism...

Read more

Written by Derek Rishmawy
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:12

When God Changes Your Plans

We women often spend our lives filling up calendars and planning every minute detail. I can relate to this because I am a chronic planner. I love to write things on my calendar and see the days fill up. Then, I go about planning my plans asking myself questions such as:

  • How will I accomplish this? Ho...

Read more

Written by Stephanie Park
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:10

Defining Deacons, Defining Christians

As we continue with our study on 1st Timothy here at Servants of Grace, I have the pleasure of defining for us the office and function of deacon as it relates to the local church.

There is a lot of legalistic baggage with this office steeped in the traditions of men. Therefore, I think we should...

Read more

Written by Joey Tomlinson
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:04

"Guilt, Grace, Gratitude" -- Psalm 130:1-9

Here' Rev. Lenzner's Morning Sermon on Psalm 130:1-9:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

Read more

Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:00

Episode 88- Timothy Smith Chief Development Officer for Museum of the Bible

Welcome to the eighty-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Timothy Smith Chief Development Office for the Museum of the Bible.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Tim’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The work of the Museum of the Bible.
  • What...

Read more

Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (5/21/17)

Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

Christians should be forgiving people. Watch as @RCSproul explains the parable of the unforgiving servant. https://t.co/95Ai5MrN1X

Read more

Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 21 May 2017 06:26

What Story Are You Telling Yourself (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)

Sunday, 21 May 2017 06:06

Quote of the Day

Truth

image

Filed under: Modern Culture

Authors: Jim...

Read more

Written by Jim
Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:59

(BCP) 13 Reflections Why - Bellator Christi

Special Disclaimer: This podcast discusses the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The discussion of this series is by no means an endorsement by Pastor Brian Chilton, the Bellator Christi Podcast, BellatorChristi.com, or its affiliates of this highly controversial series. 13 Reasons Why i...

Read more

Written by Brian Chilton
Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:25

Why God Demands Worship

image

Don Carson:

I have been doing university missions off and on for about thirty-five years. About a dozen years ago, I started stumbling across a question from university undergraduates that I never received when I was a young man. This relatively recent question is put variously, but it generally...

Read more

Written by Peter Cockrell
Page 1 of 1146